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20th April, 2015 - 7:36 pm
copper and fibre optic hybrid broadband cables uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 7 Comments

Earlier this year BT announced a decade long deployment plan for their next generation G.fast (ITU G.9701) broadband technology (details), which will begin in 2016/17 and should eventually make download speeds of ‘up to’ 500Mbps available to “most homes” across the United Kingdom.

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20th April, 2015 - 11:13 am
5g_mobile_broadband_technology

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

The United Kingdom’s telecoms regulator has today published an update on their preliminary work to design a regulatory approach for future 5G (5th Generation) based Mobile Broadband technology, which identifies several bands in different parts of the 6GHz to 100GHz radio spectrum range that could be candidates for the service.

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20th April, 2015 - 9:29 am
lincolnshire uk map

Author: Mark Jackson | 18 Comments

A tiny rural community called Metheringham Fen in Lincolnshire (England’s East Midlands) has complained that their broadband speeds have actually gotten worse since BT is alleged to have upgraded the local connectivity. The situation has forced some locals to shell out on an expensive and restrictive Satellite solution instead.

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20th April, 2015 - 7:57 am
digital scotland broadband bt street cabinet

Author: Mark Jackson | 2 Comments

The Digital Scotland project, which is working with BT to roll-out “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 85% of premises in Scotland by the end of 2015/16 and 95% by the end of 2017/18, has today announced the next batch of 200 communities (145,000 premises) that will benefit from that deployment.

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18th April, 2015 - 7:43 am
europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

Author: Mark Jackson | 17 Comments

The European Commission’s new Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Günther Oettinger, has for the first time started to discuss what targets we should aim for after the current Digital Agenda programme completes and hopefully delivers “superfast” broadband speeds of 30Mbps+ to all by 2020; with 50% also subscribed to a 100Mbps+ service.

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17th April, 2015 - 5:50 pm
virgin media 2014 uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 1 Comment

Cable operator Virgin Media has for just a few days sweetened the current deal on their top triple-play 152Mbps broadband, TV and phone (Big Kahuna and Big Daddy) bundles by giving new subscribers a FREE Samsung Galaxy table (worth £139.99). But the offer is only available until 22nd April 2015.

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17th April, 2015 - 5:24 pm
avonline_broadband

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

One of the biggest hindrances to taking a Satellite broadband connection is the high cost of hardware and installation. The UK Government is currently mooting a subsidy scheme to tackle this, but in the meantime one ISP has said that they’ll offer free installation and activation (saving £150) to those in rural areas.

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17th April, 2015 - 4:45 pm
internet service providers association uk

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has given its verdict on the 2015 General Election Manifestos of the three main political parties. Broadly speaking the trade association welcomes many of the proposals, but they also caution against increased net surveillance and call for a “more ambitious” aim to deliver “ubiquitous superfast broadband“.

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17th April, 2015 - 1:37 pm
wireless internet

Author: Mark Jackson | 0 Comments

The town of Caldicot in Monmouthshire (South Wales, UK), which is home to around 10,000 people, has reportedly bid to secure £1,800 of funding from the Severnside Programme Board. The money will, it’s hoped, be used to deploy a free public WiFi wireless Internet service across the town centre.

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17th April, 2015 - 9:18 am
house for sale with slow broadband warning sign

Author: Mark Jackson | 8 Comments

Strutt & Parker, a UK estate agent and property consultant, has published the results of their new Housing Futures 2015 survey and found that broadband connectivity is fast becoming a crucial motivation when moving home, with 35.8% of respondents listing it as important or very important in their motivations for moving.

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17th April, 2015 - 8:14 am
sharon white ofcom uk ceo

Author: Mark Jackson | 45 Comments

BT might be pleased to hear that the new boss of the United Kingdom’s communications and media regulator, Sharon White, is considering whether the entry of “newer players and technology” into the country’s Internet access and telecoms market should result in a “lighter approach” to regulation.

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16th April, 2015 - 12:58 pm
uk pirate music

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has published its annual Digital Music Report 2015, which slams online content platforms like YouTube for not sharing enough of their revenues and claims that 20% of fixed-line Internet users regularly access services that offer pirated music.

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16th April, 2015 - 12:06 pm
ee uk logo

Author: Mark Jackson | 12 Comments

Customers of EE’s mobile and fixed line home broadband service now have yet another bonus to keep them hooked, a free portable Smartphone charger called “EE Power” that can either be recharged at home or swapped for a fully-charged replacement bar at any EE store nationwide (apparently the swaps are “unlimited“).

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16th April, 2015 - 11:41 am
sse

Author: Mark Jackson | 6 Comments

Energy provider SSE (Southern Electric), which also does broadband and phone bundles, has launched a surprising discount across their entire range of unlimited broadband packages that offers “Free broadband” for two full years of service or a big half-price discount on their superfast “fibre broadband” (FTTC) bundles.

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